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Let’s go for a drink. Scout’s buying – where do you want to go?
I don’t drink so it would have to be either a juice or water at a café in Croydon actually go on YouTube and watch videos of previous Olympic finals. I find their success inspiring and hope it will be me that people are Googling in the not too distant future.
That’s very healthy. How about grabbing a bite to eat – any restaurant recommendations?
Wagamama – because its fast, fresh and pretty healthy – you’re guaranteed a good meal there.
Where do you go for inspiration?
When I need some motivation I actually go on YouTube and watch videos of previous Olympic finals. I find their success inspiring and hope it will be me that people are Googling in the not too distant future.
What’s your favourite outdoor spot?
In the summer, I love Hyde Park because it’s a little haven in the middle of central London, and there’s always something going on.
Where do you like to go shopping?
It’s got to be Selfridges in central London – it’s always buzzing and they have everything you need under one roof.
Do you have any secret London tips for us?
In London, working out can be expensive so I would say that instead of paying a fortune for fancy gyms use your local leisure centres or the multitude of parks and green spaces that the city has to offer.